Warburton Range Aboriginal Reserve - WA

  Population - Aboriginal Community


DEG: -25.8805411 126.66532954
DMS: 25º 52' 49.95" S 126º 39' 55.18" E
UTM: 52 J 7135464mN 266075mE
Altitude: 539.2m


Place Type

Population - Population - Aboriginal Community


29.51kms North of Warburton
357.14kms South of Kiwirrkurra
435.82kms West of Kulpitjata
520.48kms NorthEast of Laverton

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Western Australia
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Warburton Ranges Mirlirrtjarra Community is located 750 kms north east of Kalgoorlie on the Great Central Road (Outback Highway) in the Gibson Desert. The first missionary contact made with Ngaanyatjarra people was by Wade & Jackson at Old Well near Warburton in 1932-33. At the site ‘Old Well’ on the western bank of Elder Creek, approximately 5 km from the present townsite, Warburton Mission was established in 1934. The townsite was later moved due to flooding after heavy rains. The Warburton Mission was also used as a ‘Ration Depot’ and, in the early 1930s many Ngaanyatjarra men adopted the practice of dingo scalping in exchange for rations at the Mission, meanwhile carrying on a traditional lifestyle in the hinterland.
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Closest Weather Station

Warburton at 30/12:30pm WST
Distance from Warburton Range Aboriginal Reserve 29.07km S
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Closest Climatic Station

Warburton Airfield
Distance from Warburton Range Aboriginal Reserve 29.07km S
Mean Max. °C38.036.533.929.324.320.720.723.127.931.634.336.6
Mean Min. °C22.922.119.915.
Mean Rain mm28.536.731.418.015.417.912.99.85.714.824.731.5

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